#44 LaDonia Hughes Season 2024
2004 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Second-Team All-American
2004 Easton First-Team All-American
2004 Louisiana Hitter of the Year
2004 NFCA First-Team All-South Region
2004 First-Team All-SEC
2004 First-Team All-Louisiana
2004 Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
2004 Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team
2004 SEC Academic Honor Roll
Drafted by the San Antonio Armadillos of the National Pro Fastpitch League in the 2004 Senior Draft
2003 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year
2003 Second-Team All-Louisiana
2003 Louisiana Hitter of the Week (Feb. 24)
2003 Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament Team
SENIOR SEASON (2004)
Played and started in all 69 games … Named an NFCA second-team All-American and an Easton first-team All-American … Named a first-team All-South Region selection … A first-team All-SEC and All-Louisiana selection … Was named the Louisiana Hitter of the Year … Member of the Tiger Classic and Purple & Gold Challenge All-Tournament teams … Did not commit an error in her career (recorded 128 putouts with eight assists) … Tied the LSU single-game records for at bats (6 vs. Ole Miss), runs scored (4 vs. Alabama and Alcorn State), hits (4 vs. Alcorn State) and stolen bases (3 vs. Alcorn State) … Led the team and recorded the third-most multiple-hit game in LSU history with 26, including a four-hit game and five three-hit games … Recorded a career-best 11-game hitting streak … Hit the first home run of her career against Centenary with an inside-the park shot in the season opener … Led the team and ranked third in the SEC in hits … Led the team and ranked fourth in the SEC in stolen bases … Recorded the fifth-most single-season stolen bases in LSU history … Ranked in the top 10 in the SEC in batting average, runs, hits, triples, total bases and stolen bases … Although playing at LSU for only two seasons, ranks fourth in career stolen bases, seventh in runs scored and doubles, eighth in batting average and sacrifice hits and 10th in on base percentage.
JUNIOR SEASON (2003)
Drafted 32nd overall pick by the San Antonio Armadillos of the National Pro Fastpitch League in the 2004 Senior Draft … Played and started in 66 games … Named the 2003 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year … A second-team All-Louisiana selection … Named the Louisiana Hitter of the Week on Feb. 24 … Led the team and ranked third in the SEC in stolen bases … Led the team and ranked fourth in the SEC in runs scored … Also led the team in triples and sacrifice bunts and ranked second in batting average and hits … Tied the school record with a 4-for-4 performance against Centenary … Recorded 13 multiple-hit games, including six three-hit games … Had four multiple-stolen base games … Knocked in the game-tying and game-winning runs in a come-from-behind win over No. 10 Oklahoma in the NFCA Leadoff Classic.
PRIOR TO LSU (Lake City CC, 2001 & 2002)
Led Lake City to the 2001 NJCAA national championship … Helped her team to a 44-8 finish and a ninth-place finish nationally in 2002 … Ranked 15th in the nation in stolen bases in 2001 … Hit .415 to rank 41st in the nation in batting average in 2001.
Was a four-sport athlete at Prince Edward County High School, playing softball, basketball, volleyball and running track … Led the softball team to four-straight district titles … Was a two-time all-state track selection … Basketball team was the 2000 state champion.
Full name is LaDonia Alecia Hughes … Her parents are Raymond and Laura Hughes … Has three siblings, Daymond, De’lonta and LaDesha … Majoring in general studies … Born on June 15, 1982, in Lynchburg, Va.